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“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelt's UN: Today and Tomorrow; Signed by Her
New York: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, 1953.
First edition of this work on the United Nations by the former First Lady. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with very light rubbing to the extremities. Rare signed.
Price: $2,200.00 Item Number: 22053
Washington, D.C: 1871.
Portrait engraving of President Ulysses S. Grant. Boldly signed U.S. Grant. The engraving measures 5.5 inches by 4 inches. This portrait engraving produced by the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. In near fine condition, affixed to an 8 inch by 10 inch sheet bearing a small note. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches 18 inches.
Price: $5,500.00 Item Number: 44047
"One of the FINEST EXAMPLES OF 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN ENGRAVINGS": Official George Casilear U.S. Treasury Department Engraving of President Ulysses S. Grant; Signed and dated by Him
Washington, D.C: 1871.
Official Bureau of Engraving & Printing U.S. Treasury Department engraved portrait of President Ulysses S. Grant by George W. Casilear. Boldly signed “U.S. Grant.” The brother of landscape painter John William Casilear, George W. Casilear was an early and nationally recognized security engraver. He held several important patents to features including tamper-proof ink, printing techniques and paper. In consideration of the aesthetic needs of the Treasury for both widespread reproduction of these images on banknotes and well as the fine detail required to distinguish counterfeiting, the engravings are considered among the finest American examples of 19th century. In fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 10 inches by 9 inches. Engravings signed by Grant are rare, particularly by Casilear.
Price: $5,000.00 Item Number: 101590
Rare original carte de visite signed by Ulysses S. Grant, “U.S. Grant Lt. Gen. U.S.A.” In near fine condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 11.75 inches by 10.25 inches. An excellent portrait with the signature bold.
Price: $6,500.00 Item Number: 110262
Rare original carte de visite signed by Ulysses S. Grant, “U.S. Grant Maj. Gen. U.S.A.” In near fine condition. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 9.5 inches by 8 inches.
Price: $8,200.00 Item Number: 109556
"I have never advocated war except as a means of peace": Rare Henry Shrady Ulysses S. Grant Bronze Bust
Original bronze bust of Ulysses S. Grant by Henry Shrady, the famed sculptor of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial on the west front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Mounted on socle and base, the entire piece measures 18.5 inches in height. In fine condition. An exceptional piece of Americana.
Price: $22,500.00 Item Number: 102885
Autograph boldly signed “U.S. Grant Maj. Gen, U.S.A.” on a card. Double matted and framed with a photograph of Grant. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches by 10.5 inches. In near fine condition.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 94708
Document signed Ulysses S. Grant as President of the United States of America, one page, January 29, 1876. President Grant authorizes and directs “the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a Warrant for the conditional pardon of H.H. Mareau.” Signed boldly at the conclusion by Grant. Accompanied by a small folder of papers generated from the National Archives which provide information on the pardon of H.H. Mareau whose offense was “issuing business cards in likeness of Treasury notes.” Matted and framed.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 99122
Autograph boldly signed “U.S. Grant, Lt. Gen.” on a card. Double matted and framed with a photograph of Grant. The entire piece measures 12.5 inches by 8.5 inches. In fine condition.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 93578
Autograph of President Ulysses S. Grant, on an off-white sheet, which measures 3.5 inches by 1.75 inches. Double-matted and framed with a nameplate, engraving, and a Grant–Wilson Republican ticket. The entire piece measures 18.25 inches by 17.5 inches. In fine condition. A very attractive piece.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 26093
Autograph military commission boldly signed by President Ulysses S. Grant, dated December 20th 1876. One page partially printed on vellum and retaining the original blue seal, the commission appoints Alexander L. Morton as First Lieutenant in the Fifth Regiment of Artillery in the service of the United States. Signed by Grant at the conclusion and countersigned by Secretary of War J. Donald Cameron and Adjutant General Edward D. Townsend. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 26.5 inches by 22.5 inches. In fine condition.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 95274
Autograph letter signed by and in the hand of Ulysses S. Grant. The clipped letter reads, “Should I go to Chicago on the 10th of September however I will try to extend the time, and my visit to Peoria. Respectfully Yours U.S. Grant General.” Matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Grant. The entire piece measures 8 inches by 14.25 inches.
Price: $2,000.00 Item Number: 97554
Rare Autograph Letter signed and entirely in the hand of Ulysses S. Grant. One page, folded, the letter is dated February 10th 1883 on Grant’s 3 East 66th Street letterhead and reads in full, “My dear Mrs. Fish: I am very sorry to withdraw Mrs. Grants and my acceptance to dine with you and Governor Fish on Tuesday next but I am obliged to. On Thursday last I received letter from the Secretary of State requesting my presence in Washington the first of the coming week in connection with the commercial treaty between the United States and Mexico. I wrote to him how inconvenient it would be for me to go before the last of the week, and that if not absolutely necessary I would postpone my visit to that time. Today I received an answer saying that the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, of the Senate, desires me to appear before that committee on Thursday next. In view of the fact that there will be but three weeks of the sessions after Thursday next, and the great importance of the treaty under consideration, I put that I must go to Washington Thursday evening. General and Mts. Beale will be here Thursday evening to spend some days with us and Mrs. Grant feels that she would not like to have them, and General Beale writes me that Mrs. Beale is suffering so with her eye that she will have to keep to the house and out of strong light. Very Truly yous U.S. Grant.” In near fine condition.
Price: $2,250.00 Item Number: 112637
Rare Autograph Letter Signed by Ulysses S. Grant as First Lieutenant and Company Commander of the Madison Barracks in Sackets Harbor, New York
Rare autograph letter signed and entirely in the hand of Ulysses S. Grant as First Lieutenant and Company Commander of the Madison Barracks in Sackets Harbor, New York. One page, dated April 2nd 1849, the letter is addressed by Grant to Gen. Brigadier Talcott, Chief of Ordnance and reads in full, “Gen. I have the honor herewith to forward my return of Ordnance and Ordnance stores pertaining to (I) Co. 4th Reg’t of Inf’y for the quarter ending the 31st of March 1849. I am Gen. Very Respectfully your Obt. Svt. U.S. Grant 1st Lt. 4th Inf.” After entering the army as a Third Lieutenant of Infantry in 1813, George Talcott was transferred to Ordnance duty and promoted on March 3, 1849 to Brevet Brigadier General, only weeks before the present letter was sent to him by Grant. In near fine condition with creasing and two small closed tears. Autograph letters from this period in Grant’s military career are scarce.
Price: $2,800.00 Item Number: 112943
Autograph letter signed by and entirely in the hand of Ulysses S. Grant as President. Addressed to the Attorney General of the United States Edwards Pierrepont the letter reads, “Elizabeth, N.J. Sept. 2nd 1876 Dear Judge, While in Utica Judge Hunt spoke to me of the importance of appointing a member to Judge Woodruff at as early as a day as practicable on account of the great amount of business before the court. I do not know of any lawyer in the circuit to whom to tender the position when it should be Senator Edmunds and he I should dislike to see leave the Senate. But you are well acquainted with the Bar in that circuit and its wants, and can no doubt suggest the right man for the place. If you will send me a commission therefore to St. Louis so as to reach me there between the 24th and 28th either filled up of the name blank, with suggestions as to the best man I will sign and return it. Very truly your humble servant U.S. Grant.” Grant appointed Pierrepont Attorney General of the United States on April 26, 1875. When he assumed the office, Pierrepont immediately implemented overdue reform in the South’s U.S. Marshal and U.S. Attorney departments including extensive investigations into the conduct of the U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals, exposing fraud and corruption. Double matted and framed with a carte de visite of Grant. In fine condition. The entire piece measures 21.75 inches by 15.75 inches.
Price: $3,200.00 Item Number: 101208
Rare Typed Letter Signed by Ronald Reagan as President to close friend and fellow American actor Mickey Rooney
Rare typed letter signed by Ronald Reagan shortly after his reelection in 1984 to close personal friend and fellow actor Mickey Rooney. One page, typescript on Reagan’s White House Letterhead, the letter is dated December 6, 1984 and reads in full, ‘Dear Jan and Mickey: Thanks for your message and most of all for your support and friendship. I cherish the victory and the confidence and trust it represents. The American people have given us the “go-ahead” to complete our agenda and I look forward to the next four years with great anticipation. Nancy joins me in sending out appreciation and warm regards. Sincerely, “Ron” Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Rooney 7500 Devista Drive Hollywood, California 90046.’ The recipient, American actor Mickey Rooney, appeared in more than 300 films and was among the last surviving stars of the silent-film era. He was the top box-office attraction from 1939 to 1941 and one of the best-paid actors of that era. Reagan, himself, was at the height of his acting career in the late 1930s and early 1940s, playing his favorite acting role in in 1942’s Kings Row, where he played a double amputee and recited the line “Where’s the rest of me?”—later used as the title of his 1965 autobiography. In near fine condition.
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 114359
“I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big": Trump: The Art of the Deal; Signed by Donald J. Trump
New York: Random House, 1987.
First edition, early printing of Trump’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by Donald Trump on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Aulicino. Jacket photograph by Michele Singer.
Price: $950.00 Item Number: 107822
"To Robertson Davies with warm regards from one of your devoted fans": Truman; Inscribed by David McCullough to fellow writer Robertson Davies
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
Early printing of the historian’s first Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page to fellow writer Robertson Davies, “To Robertson Davies with warm regards from one of your devoted fans David McCullough (by way of David Ken, who started me on the path with Fifth Business Martha’s Vineyard 1993.” Robertson Davies was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. He was one of Canada’s best known and most popular authors and one of its most distinguished “men of letters.” Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket and illustration design by Wendell Minor. An exceptional association.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 117749
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
Early printing of the historian’s first Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page to artist Ellsworth Kelly in the year of publication, “For Ellsworth with very best wishes David McCullough White Plains 11/18/92.” The recipient Ellsworth Kelly was a painter, sculptor, and printmaker associated with hard-edge painting, Color Field painting and minimalism. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket and illustration design by Wendell Minor.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 118531
“Lord, grant that I may always be right, for Thou knowest I am hard to turn": First Edition of Truman; Signed by David McCullough
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
First edition of the historian’s first Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by David McCullough on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket and illustration design by Wendell Minor.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 117659